In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(sound)ruido sordo masculinemasculine estruendothere were rumblings of discontent/disapproval — hubo muestras de descontento/desaprobación
- there were rumblings about protest action — se hablaba de tomar medidas de protesta
- A flash of lightning struck, answered by the rumbling of menacing thunder.
- She heard in the distance the rumbling of thunder that drew closer by the minute.
- There was a distant rumbling above him that gradually got louder.
- Steady rumblings have been recorded indicating the upward movement of magma.
- Great flashes of light illuminated the whole area, punctuated by the rumbling of thunder clouds.
- Simon opened his mouth to say something but was interrupted by the distant rumbling of thunder.
- Each huge clap of thunder reverberated round the mountains for so long that its noise would be interrupted by the next, causing a continuous rumbling for hours on end.
- Donna becomes quiet for a moment, hearing rumbling coming from another room.
- A familiar low rumbling sounded above the running water.
- The next morning, she woke up to the ominous rumbling of thunder in the distance.
- Suddenly, a deep rumbling broke her concentration, and her heart jumped into her throat.
- Over the noise came a deep rumbling, like the engines of several bulldozers.
- First bad light and then the rumbling of thunder and the flashing of lightning forced the players from the field.
- The floor began vibrating, and a rumbling from the ground below shook the tower.
- A slight rumbling in her stomach reminded her to eat.
- Suddenly they all heard a deep rumbling, and the ground began to shake violently!
- Without warning, the smell, the sound, the rumbling just stopped.
- I lean back against the kitchen counter, ignoring the rumbling in my stomach.
- The soft rumbling of thunder outside the house awoke him.
- Everything seemed to go quiet, save for the distant rumbling of thunder.
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